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In the first of a several part blog that we are writing, we will explain some of the terms that are often used in lawncare service leaflets and by contractors but many of you out there may not actually understand what they mean!…

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Nothing but MM50 for Sportsturf Management

Following a successful trial, Jamie Foyster - owner of Sportsturf Management, has now chosen to exclusively use Limagrain’s MM50 grass seed across every single cricket square he tends to.

It is safe to say that Jamie Foyster knows a thing…

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SISIS the solution at the VMAC

Sergio Pedroza, Fields & Grounds Manager at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Seattle, recently purchased three SISIS SSS1000 tractor mounted rotary brush sweepers and has reported significant improvements on both the indoor synthetic…

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Pete Smith, Course Manager at the highly exclusive Birch Grove Estate in Sussex has reported ‘phenomenal’ results from using Sherriff Amenity’s Aqua-Zorb wetting agent to bring his fairways back to life.

Situated in 1200 acres of undulating…

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SALTEX 2017 visitor profile revealed

After an independent audit confirmed a record-breaking SALTEX attendance at the NEC, the show’s visitor survey has now revealed a fascinating insight into the 8,909 who attended. 

With over 300 exhibitors and more show features than ever…

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The first of the 2018 Dennis and SISIS bowling green maintenance seminars has been announced and will take place at the Ipswich & District Indoor Bowls Club on Tuesday 13th March.

Dennis and SISIS have a long history of…

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Eddie Mills, Course Manager at Edgbaston Golf Club in Birmingham, believes that his fully integrated iTurf programme has helped him maintain his particularly stubborn clay-based greens to an exceptional standard.

Established in 1896,…

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Chris replied to Anthony Toop's discussion Etesia pro46 belt change
"PS: remember to remove piston stop before trying to pull start it afterwards :j"
8 hours ago
Chris replied to Anthony Toop's discussion Etesia pro46 belt change
"I’ve just finished changing the drive belt on my Pro51K, happy to share thoughts, etc. if anyone’s doing the job too.  Neil’s comments above were excellent and a great help. To be clear: (1) the bolt in the Center, once the blades removed, is the ri…"
8 hours ago
Green and Pleasant updated their profile photo
13 hours ago
Seth Burgess replied to Matt Hallett's discussion Stiga Twin Clip Mowers
"I use a Stiga Twinclip 55 (the 3 in 1) and it mulches as good as any dedicated mulcher I've ever used. I highly rate them."
18 hours ago
Graeme Brown replied to Matt Hallett's discussion Stiga Twin Clip Mowers
"I have the husqi mulch mower as well a great work horse. Keep the blade really sharp and the finish is excellent."
yesterday
Angela Sharp replied to Darren Walters's discussion Keeping up with doing quotes
"I don't know what sort of range of jobs you are quoting for but I base what I do on the amount of time it's going to take. Most people would say you should over-estimate time if you are quoting for tasks, that's partly why I quote for number of hour…"
yesterday
Angela Sharp replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Apple tree repair
" Shame about this one, but most apple trees which you can expect a crop from can be quite young so it's certainly worth replanting and starting again. If the client invests in a reasonable size tree it'll be cropping in no time. "
yesterday
Anthony Toop updated their profile
yesterday
Anthony Toop replied to Jason Creed's discussion Resin Cleaner
"Ive used the spray on brake cleaner in the past, but more as a major clean up before applying lubricant, it works well but leaves the blades bone dry as it removes oil and grease obviously.It's ok on plastic and rubber as its designed to be non aggr…"
yesterday
John Fulton replied to Craig Campbell's discussion How did you start?
"Nice one Graeme , I know there is a saying  '' fail to plan''  and you '' plan to fail ''  obviously some truth in this but I have found in business the best opportunities and catalysts which have come my way have been down to chance meetings and fi…"
yesterday
Lee Foster replied to Oliver clarkson's discussion Apple tree repair
" Definately remove and re-plant.
It is always a shame when a nursery is prepared to let someone buy a poor specimin like this in the first place - at least if you go and choose one, you will make sure it does not have co-dominent leaders!"
yesterday
John Fulton replied to Jason Creed's discussion Resin Cleaner
"Just recently purchased a new Stihl Hedge trimmer and had opted for Motor bike chain cleaner OXZ ring compatible which i intend to spray onto the blades after use , It's supposed to blast off contaminants in seconds and stubborn areas can be brushed…"
yesterday
Mike Lish left a comment for Mike Lish
"Thanks for that Phil. It gave me the opportunity to revise.  Sorry to learn of your condition. Hope you are on the mend."
yesterday
Mike Lish replied to Mike Lish's discussion Tethering A Runaway
"Thanks for that Gary, what a good idea.  I have looked at some draw bar springs but they are the wrong configuration. Perhaps as you suggest trailer manufactrurers may be able to point me in the right direction."
yesterday
Gary RK replied to Mike Lish's discussion Tethering A Runaway
"I'd talk to one of the UK trailer manufactures - IforW or Wessex Trailers.
They build to spec and/or customise trailers and will probably have come across a similar requirement, so may be able to size/supply ?
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yesterday
Mike Lish replied to Mike Lish's discussion Tethering A Runaway
"Further, if the winch cable was in use as a tether while the machine broke away from its own drive while on the ramps , it's momentum and weight will probably tear out the anchor points.  Having said that, I am currently trying to source a suitably…"
yesterday
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Tethering A Runaway

I have been specialising in stump grinding for the past 18 years throughout Anglia.  Over that time period I have experienced  loss of drive to the wheels on a number of occassions while on site (a real bummer) and twice while up/down loading from…

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